Few inequalities are as glaring as those affecting the education of girls. For example, in Côte d’Ivoire, only 2% of girls from poor families in rural areas can hope to complete secondary education, against 49% of rich urban boys.
The Government of Côte d’Ivoire has made education-training a priority focus, by overhauling high schools. This reform is combined with a program to build a large number of small high schools in rural areas, to bring the populations the most excluded from education services closer and reduce inequalities between urban and rural dwellers.
AFD is supporting these large-scale projects via the Youth Challenge program, implemented since 2013. This financing is assisting the State by building 240 high schools, equipping classes, training teaching staff and improving teaching quality.
It especially aims to facilitate access to school for rural populations, with girls as a priority. In the Korhogo region, over 500 km to the north of Abidjan, several small municipalities are benefitting from this project. This is the case for Lataha’s high school and Lofinekaha’s primary school...